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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 64,323 People

    youbrokeme youbrokeme 41-45, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    I guess I do. I don't know,

    it always there, especially when I lay in bed and can't sleep. Not like I have anything to get up for. But then again I think I'm too old to be this way. It was ok back 20 years ago, then it seemed reasonable. But now, you'd think I'd be done with it. Although at times it seems...
    colddeck colddeck 36-40, M 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I hate having money. Well my dads money.

    We are very blessed, we never have to struggle, my parents give me & my brother everything. & my cousins aren't in the same situation. Like they always said I have everything & I'm a spoiled brat. They even one time admitted that they were jealous of me because of that. I feel...
    FreeSpirit02 FreeSpirit02 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I just had the worst anxiety attack ever.

    . everyone and life ******* sucks. 😔
    Shianneee07x Shianneee07x 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 75 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 33 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Nottobeohsoblunt Nottobeohsoblunt 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Amount of motivation

    for life = 0
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I used to think I was ugly

    because my skin was so dark , but as time grew by I got over that and now I hate my lips !! Lol it's always something with me I guess am I the only person out there that always seems to find something wrong with myself .
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    My Strength! The strength I find in you,

    Gives me the strength to do what I need to do. You give me my life itself, You are what brings out my best. You have never failed on me, Not as far as I can see. You give what it is I need to be, That is why you are the best of me. I now trust in you , What is it you want me...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I'm that person , that always says nothing

    when I'm asked whats wrong . I'm the one that always says I'm fine even when my face shows otherwise . I'm the one who is always quick to give help, but even slower to take help from anybody .
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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    You would never think I would be

    so depressed. You would never think that I can't wait to leave this world and all it's bullshit lies that my generation feels the need to live by. I'm so sick of having to fit in just people will like me. Why does it matter about the brand of clothes or what shoes people wear...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Jodiechristine88 Jodiechristine88 22-25, F 7 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    So My Tarot reading of the afterlife

    reads Oppression Reflection Rebirth I also found out my next afterlife will remain unhappy. But suicide wasn't on during life. Maybe I could prove them wrong No. I find imagining tangle power is not enough I need perfect instances and events. And to find someone. Anyone...
    Pride49 Pride49 18-21, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend of 2 years passed away over 1 year

    and 3 months ago now. In the first months of his passing I was in so much pain my heart would ache and ache feeling like it would burst out of my chest. Depression soon set in and I had to go to university within the first 2 months of losing my boyfriend. I still have really bad...
    starfish93 starfish93 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    I keep telling myself

    that everything is going to get better, that there's still hope, continuously tricking and forcing myself to do better, to get out of bed, do chores and realize that I can't continue lying to myself.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I think I don't want to try to be

    happy, that maybe feeling this way for so long has become my comfort zone.
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 30 Responses Jun 16

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    If Anyone, I mean ANYONE.

    Needs to vent out feelings or just talk to someone about their depression, no matter how dark or horrible your thoughts are, I'm here! You don't have to fight that black dog alone. No judgments. I'm here. :)
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 8 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Has anyone ever tried VNS therapy

    for chronic major depression that is non responsive to medications?
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    So today I became sick in class (I actually

    threw up- something I havent done in about 5 years). I am embarrassed and dont really want to go back tomorrow
    Nottobeohsoblunt Nottobeohsoblunt 16-17, F 7 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I know how it feels to battle depression,

    I have battled it 5 separate times total, and each time thinking of committing suicide, and almost being to the point where I actually try. On my first time of battling depression, I was in the kitchen with a big butcher knife, about to kill myself when my parents weren't home...
    FreyaFright FreyaFright 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    estrellita75 estrellita75 36-40, F 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Kinda having a ruff night,

    anyone wanna talk?:/
    SportsGraphCollector SportsGraphCollector 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The world has tricks

    that we play.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep. Have had trouble

    for the last week and a half falling asleep. It is about to be 5am and I feel wide awake. My body is tired, but my mind and nerves won't stop. I feel very anxious. I'm so afraid of life. I'm afraid my best friend is going to die from her cancer. I think I'm going to call...
    estrellita75 estrellita75 36-40, F 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    the birds dont sing, they just screech

    when im depressed lol the sun doesnt shine, it burns
    jazzg25 jazzg25 16-17, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I can feel it knocking at my door.

    As Winter approaches. The days are getting shorter. I feel a little more lonely each day.
    newlifeforme73 newlifeforme73 36-40, M 2 Responses 56 mins ago

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    I'm just that girl, I'm the one

    who was always there for you when you needed a smile. The one who fought you're battles with you. That girl who picked you up when you tried giving up. I was there when no one else was, when they all scattered like roaches in your darkest moments & you don't even realize the...
    XoxoxoMaryoxoxoX XoxoxoMaryoxoxoX 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I'm having one of those days

    where I'm questioning who I am and everything I'm doing with my life. I need a vacation from my existence.
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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